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"EVENING" BAG (Find the matching hat on Accessories page)
MATERIALS: J. & P. Coats Metallic Knit-Cro-Sheen, 5 100-yard
balls. Steel crochet hook No. 0. Four 1" plastic rings..
GAUGE: 6 sc = 1" 7 rnds = 1" (double strand).
Note: Use 2 strands held tog throughout.
BAG: Beg at center bottom, with 2 strands, ch 4.
Join with sl st to form ring.
RND 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring. Join each rnd with sl st infirst sc.
RND 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc.
RND 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, * sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around.
RND 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, * sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around - 24 sc.
RNDS 5-20: Work as for rnd 4, working 1 more sc between incs each rnd - 120 sc on rnd 20.
Work even in sc until bag is 8" in length.
RND 1: Sl st in first 6 sc, ch 1, sc in next 48 sc. Sl stin in first sc of rnd, fold 12 skipped sts in back for pleast - 96 sc. Working in back lps only, work even in sc for 3 rnds. Join; end off. Sew top edges of each pleat tog.
RING (make 4): With double strand, work 22 sc over
ring. Join; leave end for sewing.
HANDLE (make 2): With double strand, ch 75.
RND 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch, 3 sc in last ch; working along opposite side of starting ch, sc in each ch, 2 sc in same ch as first sc was made. Join.
RND 2: Ch 1, working in back lp only, sc in each sc around, 3 sc in center st of each 3-sc group. Join; end off.
FINISHING: Fold each end of a handle over a ring.
Sew a handle and 2 rings to each side of bag. Make a button, sew to bottom of
Button: Work as for bag through rnd 3. Work 2 rnds even. Working over button mold, * pull up a lp in each of next 2 sc, yo and through all lps on hook, repeat from * around. End off; leave end for sewing. Draw end through top of each st on last rnd, pull sts tog; fasten securely.
* From McCall's Crochet It! (mid-70's, no date given.)